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History Balmain to Glebe has been revised and updated by author Joan Lawrence, with stunning new photographs and information. It covers the suburbs of Annandale, Balmain,
Birchgrove, Leichhardt, Lilyfield and Rozelle. Glebe, although no longer
part of the Leichhardt municipality, is included for geographical and historical
reasons. Each area has its own story of settlement, growth and development
from Aboriginal occupancy to the changing face of suburbs in the 21st century.
In that timespan colonial estates and humble workers' cottages gave way
to subdivision as suburbs developed away from Sydney. Annandale, the Johnston
family's vast estate, was later planned as a model suburb. Balmain began
with a rich maritime history and the creation of the famous Mort's Dock.
Birchgrove, another colonial estate, witnessed an engineering marvel with
the building of the underwater tunnel from Long Nose Point (Yurulbin) to
Greenwich. Threatened demolition and unsympathetic development brought about
the creation of the Balmain Association (1965), the Annandale Association
(1969) and the Glebe Society (1969) by concerned citizens who wished to
save the intrinsic character of these areas.
Written by Joan Lawrence and Catherine Warne
softback ISBN 978-0-9807255-0-6 $24.95
hardback ISBN 978-0-9807255-1-3 $34.95
plus $7 postage (includes GST).
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